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Professions in Contemporary Drama

Numerous plays have professionals as major characters, but academia has ignored them to a large extent.

The Professions in Contemporary British Drama fills this extraordinary gap with a series of nine papers discussing the educational professions (Bennett, Mangan), the medical profession (Shields, Buse, ), priests (Kurdi), archaeologists (Forsyth) and artists (Di Benedetto, Meyer-Dinkgräfe, Edwards).

The book is of relevance to theatre academics and students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It is based on a conference organised in conjunction with the Centre for English Studies, School of Advanced Studies, University of London, 6 March 1998.

139 pages | 6-3/4 x 9

Art: Art--General Studies

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Table of Contents

Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe
1 Bouncer–Teacher–Doctor: Gentrification and the Role of the Outsider in the Plays of John Godber
John Bennett
2 ‘Appalling Teachers’: Masculine Authority in the Classroom in Educating Rita and Oleanna
Michael Mangan
3 Theatricality and Madness: Minding the Mind-doctors
Tim Shields
4 Carry on Welfare State: Orton, Nichols, and the Medical Profession
Peter Buse
5 The Priest Character’s Space and Function in Contemporary British and Irish Drama
Mária Kurdi
6 The Depiction of the Artist in David Storey’s Life Class: The Play as Visual Art
Stephen Di Benedetto
7 The Artist as Character in Contemporary British Bio-Plays
Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe
8 The Professional Archaeologist and The Aesthetics of Cultural Imperialism in
Tony Harrison’s The Trackers of Oxyrynchus
Alison Forsyth
9 Wittgenstein and Morality – The Playwright’s Purpose
Dic Edwards

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